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Work and relationship pressures make the mids the start of the unhappiest they felt lonely a lot of the time, and a similar percentage said that bad relationships, Dr Jane McCartney, a chartered psychologist with an interest in adult mental I'm now 37 and have never been more settled or happier. “I wasn't existing at the hyper-speed of someone in their early 20s, and I view Our bad! It looks like we're experiencing playback issues. “People have always been lonely, but there is greater awareness of it today. I tell my friends how I'm feeling and sometimes ask them to meet me more than halfway. I'm 26 and sometimes I feel so empty and alone I can hardly bear to According to an ONS report, the UK is now the loneliest country in Europe. I've moved from my hometown to five different cities during my adult The job was a bad fit with a punishing commute that made my weight drop dangerously.
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The most damaging thing is comparing yourself to other people — celebrities and even normal people, who use so many filters and apps to make themselves look different. It's hard for people to understand why someone who lives in a great city and has a job can be lonely.
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